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BB's Culinary Creations
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley D.
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This was a fabulous way to take the stress out of a celebration. Becky and sous chef, Jill, created a great menu with presentation and flavors that were spot on with our expectations. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an intimate meal and/or catering. I will utilize her services again in the future. Thank you for everything!

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Cultured Foods Catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Matthew was a pleasure to work with during the planning of our event. Very easy to work with Cultured Foods Catering delivered high quality food and experience. Very helpful throughout the whole planning process. Put together a menu and plan we loved!

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
William T.
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Cathy is an excellent instructor. She is very patient and provides a wide array of instruction. From knife technique to complementing flavour profiles to presentation, I gained a lot of insight in the art of cooking through her talent. She has a unique way of promoting culinary standards while implementing her own artistic touches and giving her students the freedom to find their own artistry. I highly recommend Cathy for anyone who has a passion for cooking and wants to excel in the culinary arts.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bret B.
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I'm an amateur chef. Because of that, and how plugged into the local business scene my wife is, we're friendly with quite a few chefs and restaurant owners in Jacksonville. As a result, I'm pretty picky about the food that I'm willing to spend my meager salary on. Without doubt, Chef Arielle, is my favorite chef in the Jacksonville area. My wife and I were her first paying customers at the Tapa That restaurant, and attended every milestone, party and event while it was open. We've also utilized her catering services on more than one occasion to both our delight and that of those who attended the event. There are several of Chef Arielle's dishes that I would be content to eat once a day, every day, for the rest of my life. She is even capable of making a dedicated carnivore like myself, thoroughly enjoy her Vegan menu items. You cannot go wrong hiring this chef to cater your event. From an epicurean standpoint, to her outstanding front of house skills.

Cafe Coastal
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Ron T.
Verified review

I thoroughly enjoyed every experience at Cafe Coastal. From my time eating off the menu and seeing the time and detail put into their catering menu, there aren't many chefs out there with Floyd's knowledge, ability and personality. I would recommend to friends and I have!

Chef Jaz Moore
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paula P.
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Chef Moore provided excellent service for me by catering dinner for my family. I appreciate how professional and creative she is. I will continue to contact her for any event I may have.

K & J Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Felicia B.
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We were in a bind for an Open House party when our plans for catering fell through. We were expecting 40 to 60 professionals and had one week to find another option. I accessed Thumbtack for the first time, and Karin Munnell with K&J Heart Healthy Catering responded. Prompt response, very professional, and the food delicious! Even with the short time frame, she was able to meet with us and bring samples. She worked within our requests - like having no onsite kitchen - and brought us some great ideas too. I recommend her highly. Very pleased with Thumbtack as well!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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We do catering for all events! We're available for weddings, corporate events and private parties. We serve large and small events. We provide exceptional food at reasonable prices!

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From personal chef for date nights to wedding extravaganzas, let us cater to you! Food for Soul Catering is a professional, elegant and affordable food and beverage service.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We take great care to ensure your needs are met. We believe that you engage a professional, to save time and effort. Allow us to take care of all of your event needs.

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I cook with a passion. I enjoy what I do for a living. In addition I dont take short cuts. Great food takes time and technique. With me you will get a classically and properly developed menu.

  • 3 years in business
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Our Catering is done for the Love of great tasting Soul satisfying food. We Love what we do

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Hi. I am the owner and operator of Immaculately Yours Catering and Events. I have been in business for 10 years. I am a full-service caterer willing to customize my menu to your specific needs. I offer free tasting sessions by appointment. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks, Carmelita

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You will feel like an invited guest at your own event! Our company will take the hassle out of your drink station. We provide the bartenders, cups, mixers, garnishments and ice with our portable bar.

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At Ashley Street Catering, our job is to make your event everything you wanted and more. We believe every event is a special event, and we make sure each event fulfills your ultimate vision with excellent service, creativity and cuisine. Whether your event is for 15 or 750 guests, we will guide you through, from planning to complete implementation.

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The 3 G's Grilled & Soul Food Catering; prepares homemade “Spiritual Food” of traditional BBQ, Soul Food and Desserts. That is freshly prepared in full and half size steamer trays, for any occasions and for all to enjoy. Our “À la carte” menu offers affordable up front pricing for smaller guest parties, versus the regular catering companies that charge higher in price due to your smaller party guest size.

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Hi, I have owned my catering business for 10 years. I provide full-service catering. We are able to customize your menu to your specific needs. References are available upon request. I provide free taste sessions to help you make your selections. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks. Carmelita

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Our catering services are made to answer your every need! Refreshments can often be the star of the show if you are hosting an event. They can, at times, play a large role in making your event successful. Food plays a large role in the event and whether you are choosing to serve only starters or a three-course meal, making sure that the food is good is imperative. Since making good food is rather difficult, looking for a great caterer can be quite a task. With PJ's Catering services, you can look forward to excellence in every crumb of food we serve. Our team at PJ's Catering aims to establish loyal, long-lasting relationships with our clients by offering them services at competitive pricing as compared to the rest of the catering industry. Holding customer satisfaction close to our heart, we are not afraid to pull out all the stops to meet the expectations of quality that our customers get from us. To offer a wide range of party and event hosting services that will enable us to be considered as the perfect resources for event hosting and catering. Our wide range of services is offered with the needs of the customers in mind and we make sure to accommodate anything that the client needs in order to make their day special. Why should you work with us? PJ's Catering provides its consumers with a customer satisfaction-based, unique experience that will make you want to work with us again and again. Our team of specially trained chefs and party planners collaborate and work with the best suppliers of organic, healthy ingredients that make sure that every dish you choose to serve from your menu and every event that you host with us will be a masterpiece. We offer customized catering. Whether you are having a party for five or for 2000, you can have some difficulty finding caterers who will be willing to accommodate you. Many have their own criteria outlined that you must meet in order to avail their services. However, with PJ's Catering, you don't have to worry about a single thing. You can take a look at our pre-set menus and choose from them or get a completely customized menu crafted to suit the event, theme and the dietary needs of the guests.

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We do catering for all types of events. We also offer personal chef services for the busy family and cooking lessons that are practical and easy.

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I do everything I can to please the customer. I love to cook, that's a specialty of mine. I deliver the food after you place the order.

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We offer catering and event planning for any occasion. Our professional staff will create the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests to relax and enjoy your event. We offer customized menus to suit your needs. From rehearsal dinners, baby showers, to luau parties, North Beach Bistro has something for everyone.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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